Britons hate driving on the continent and nearly two-thirds admit that they lose all confidence as they roll off the ferry; despite many choosing a driving holiday as a way to save money. Almost 60 per cent say that they expect to be driving abroad at some point but they have been warned that road-side nerves could be a risk to their safety.
A survey said that this made it all the more worrying that three fifths of drivers did not know if their travel insurance covered them overseas. This could be a problem as some drivers may find they are only covered third party by their own insurers and they could end up out of pocket even if they are fully comp at home.
Other top worries included new road signs, followed by driving on the right, unfamiliar roads, different laws and negotiating roundabouts from the right. Tips for driving abroad can be found online at sites like the AA and RAC, here are a couple things they recommend:
Check your car insurance to make sure you have enough cover, not only in case of accident but also if you need to have medical treatment or need to be relocated back home. Take copies of documents with you including claim phone numbers
Get your car checked – tyres, brakes, fluids make sure all are in tip top condition and also check if there are any extra things you need to take in the car as many countries require things like warning triangles and headlight beam adjusters by law.